Stage 1 (60 credits)
- Contextual Studies: Critical and Professional Contexts in Contemporary Art and Design (30 credits)
Investigate some of the major terms in contemporary art and design, focus on key themes in art and design after modernism including the premises of conceptual art and postmodern practices, simulation and hyper-reality. Relate critical and professional contexts to creative strategies in order to reflect upon and evaluate your own professional practice.
- Experimentation in Glass and Ceramics (30 credits)
Write a self-negotiated project proposal in which you describe how you intend to advance the work. Discuss your progress with teaching staff and fellow students. Reflect on how developing practice relates to historical and contemporary precedents and relevant debate in art, craft and design.
Stage 2 (60 credits)
- Contextual Studies: Professional Practice in Glass and Ceramics (30 credits)
Gain an overview of current professional practice by artists, designers and craftspeople working in the field through a series of artist talks. Identify your ‘market’, search for funding, and develop an online presence through a live photography session and continued development of an e-portfolio.
- Developing Practice in Glass and Ceramics (30 credits)
Develop ideas, technical skills, and knowledge of the area you are working in. Consider what ‘professionalism’ will mean in your practice including how your work should be presented and how you might market your work in the future.
Stage 3 (60 credits)
- Contextual Studies: Research Project in Glass and Ceramics (30 credits)
Establish a field of study which enables you to situate your individual practices within wider historical, theoretical and artistic contexts. Develop a written research project articulating some of the working philosophies and critical ideas informing your practical work and submit a fully worked up and costed funding proposal.
- Synthesis in Glass and Ceramics Practice (30 credits)
Produce a resolved body of work underpinned by evidence of a coherent and systematic approach to developing and expressing ideas in the form of drawings, sketch books, designs, scrape books of imagery, models, maquettes and practical tests, that show an in depth exploration of both content and technique.
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